Oil exports from Libya's western Mellitah port have resumed after protests ended, allowing a large oilfield to ramp up production and providing some respite from a crisis that has crippled its economy.
Most of Libya's oil
Flights to and from France face disruption on Thursday due to a strike by air traffic controllers that has prompted companies including EasyJet, Ryanair and Lufthansa to scale back their normal schedule.
France's DGAC civil av
Deep in Libya's southern Sahara, tribal sheikhs crowded into a Bedouin tent last month to declare their remote province bordering Algeria would break away from the government in far-off Tripoli.
Libya's oil exports could return to full capacity in days once strikes in the restive east end, its oil minister said on Wednesday.
But demands for more local power from some protesters are tied to the poli
Russia said on Wednesday that a military strike on Syria could have catastrophic effects if a missile hit a small reactor near Damascus that contains radioactive uranium.
The Foreign Ministry called on the UN nuclear agency to urg
Brent futures inched higher on Thursday, holding above $115 a barrel, as President Barack Obama's efforts to win backing for a military strike against Syria cleared its first hurdle and with strong auto sales boosting the demand outlook for
Brent futures eased on Tuesday as worries over a military strike on Syria eased, but held above $114 a barrel as investors focused on prospects of a revival in demand growth with factory output across most of the world improving.
Gold edged lower for a fourth straight session on Tuesday as a delay in a potential US strike on Syria and strong global economic data dented bullion's safe-haven appeal.
The precious metal has dropped 3 per cent since hitting
Gold extended losses to a third session on Monday, falling over 1 per cent in early Asian hours as US President Barack Obama chose to seek Congressional approval before initiating any military action against Syria.
Spot gold had d
Brent futures fell more than a dollar to a one-week low below $113 on Monday, with supply disruption worries receding as a military strike against Syria looked less imminent.
Fears eased after US President Barack Obama said he wou